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Bodrato/Battaglia/Massaria/Furia / Bartleby The Scrivener
Album:Bartleby The Scrivener Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bodrato/Battaglia/Massaria/Furia Added:01/2014
Label:Evil Rabbit 

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Add Date:2014-01-02 Pull Date:2014-03-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Feb9 Feb2 Feb26 Jan19 Jan12 Jan
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 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 21, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
The Easiest Is The Best
4.Feb 06, 2014:Rebop
Ambition And Indigestion
2.Feb 20, 2014:Rebop
The Easiest Is The Best
5.Feb 01, 2014:Music Casserole
The Easiest Is The Best
3.Feb 07, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Ambition And Indigestion
6.Jan 30, 2014:Rebop
Ambition And Indigestion

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2014-01-02 
BODRATO/BATTAGLIA/MASSARIA/FURIA: Bartleby the Scrivener
Evil Rabbit, 2013

AVANT-JAZZ – This collective quartet out of Italy blends a tight, simpatico feel with unpredictable tunes. They stretch in multiple directions without sounding chaotic or grating, but also change from one texture/mood to another with little warning (on nearly every track).

Fo’s Picks: 2, 5, 6, 7, 10

1. 5:07 – very quiet, sedate at first; falls into soft patterns w/spiky interjections
2. 12:40 – scattered droplets and trills; then moody, open space that stretches way out; 2nd half is chugging, then quietly speedy/jittery ‘til end
3. 7:57 – slow, with tender piano; quiet longing becomes a lopsided march
4. 5:18 – bass intro; prodding vs. amorphous guitar; then wide-open & weird
5. 5:32 – soft pendulum over bass drone / slow & open with scattered drums
6. 6:05 – weirdo guitar & piano; quiet drum solo; troubled quartet rumble
7. 4:40 – slow and calm, almost a ballad; piano searches, bass shadows it
8. 5:13 – lightly scattered quartet, first half steady, 2nd half slow & gauzy
9. 5:04 – dark, mysterious; slips into solo piano ache, then odd clockwork
10. 10:47 – complex rhythmic interplay at multiple tempos, fast to slow, with each section focused around a different player
11. 6:22 – slow start, bleak, ominous clock of doom, then wide open & fragile

[ Fo ] - 2 January 2014

Track Listing
1.I Would Prefer Not To 6.Gingernut
2.Nippers 7.Bartleby The Scrivener
3.Motionless Young Man 8.I Know Where I Am
4.Turkey 9.The Lawyer
5.The Easiest Is The Best 10.Ambition And Indigestion
 11.Ah, Humanity!